Utility of --backup
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Mon Jul 19 13:55:44 UTC 2021
In Backup.rsync, which of course is a wrapper around rsync that can be used
for backups, I do not use --backup, but I do use --link-dest:
On Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 11:13 PM Lisa via rsync <rsync at lists.samba.org>
> I would like some feedback about the --backup option in rsync. Is
> it worth using it for backups, or should I just use rsync
> commands that just transfer files without the use of --backup
> -b, --backup make backups (see --suffix & --backup-dir)
> --backup-dir=DIR make backups into hierarchy based in DIR
> --suffix=SUFFIX backup suffix (default ~ w/o --backup-dir)
> I am somewhat hesitant to use it because with the backup option,
> preexisting destination files are renamed as each file is
> transferred or deleted. It also says that previously backed-up
> files could get deleted. Thusly I need some assistance
> understanding all the pros and cons.
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